GPG worked with the British Council in South East Europe to develop a programme of training and support for politicians in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia. The programme focused on some of the practical skills that politicians required to do their jobs more effectively including policy development, legislative oversight and service to constituents. The project deployed the expertise of politicians at Westminster, but also sought to build links between politicians in the region to identify and disseminate best practice.
Managing Institutional Change
In South Sudan, GPG was one of the implementing organisations for a DFID project, led by Adam Smith International, to improve the performance of the security sector. Our support focused on improving parliamentary oversight and accountability, working with the Defence and Security Committee to enhance their understanding of the security sector, develop principles and techniques of effective oversight, improve the committee’s planning and working practices, and to generate constructive relations with their counterparts in the Defence ministry.